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WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VERMONT

Exploring Nature in Vermont With Your Grandchild: Wildlife, Birds of Prey, Rivers and More

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Program #2576RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Equipment Requirements
Walking/hiking shoes, water shoes or sandals for going into rivers, raincoat.

Itinerary for Aug 11 — Aug 16, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: Listed on the Natonal Register of Historic Places. Located in downtown White River Junction across from the New England Transportation Institute and Museum. What began in 1849 as Junction House, a railroad hotel providing overnight stays for travelers including President Calvin Coolidge and movie star Lillian Gish, the Hotel Coolidge has carried its 1920s flavor into the 21st century with dignity. It brings you yesterday's ambiance with today's amenities and a timeless sense of personalized, caring service - all in a comfortable atmosphere.

Contact info:
P.O.Box 515
White River Junction, VT 05001 USA
phone: 800-622-1124
web: www.hotelcoolidge.com

Room amenities: Rooms vary in the context of a country inn and all have their own character and decor. Cable TV, private bath, telephone.

Facility amenities: A gracious lobby, dining room and classrooms, gift shop.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Road Scholar Rate
Please contact hotel directly for availability and rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, August 11 - 4-6pm arrival and registration in hotel lobby. 6...
4-6pm arrival and registration in hotel lobby. 6:30pm dinner and orientation

Afternoon: 4:00 - 6:00 pm hotel check in and Road Scholar registration in the hotel lobby.

Dinner: 6:30 pm - dinner in the Hotel Dining Room

Evening: Orientation in hotel dining room.

Lodging: Hotel Coolidge

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Listed on the Natonal Register of Historic Places. Located in downtown White River Junction across from the New England Transportation Institute and Museum. What began in 1849 as Junction House, a railroad hotel providing overnight stays for travelers including President Calvin Coolidge and movie star Lillian Gish, the Hotel Coolidge has carried its 1920s flavor into the 21st century with dignity. It brings you yesterday's ambiance with today's amenities and a timeless sense of personalized, caring service - all in a comfortable atmosphere.

Contact info:
P.O.Box 515
White River Junction, VT 05001 USA
phone: 800-622-1124
web: www.hotelcoolidge.com

Room amenities: Rooms vary in the context of a country inn and all have their own character and decor. Cable TV, private bath, telephone.

Facility amenities: A gracious lobby, dining room and classrooms, gift shop.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Road Scholar Rate
Please contact hotel directly for availability and rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, August 12 - Visit to VINS in Quechee, VT Evening storytellin...
Note: Hike to Quechee Gorge Wade in river

Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room

Morning: Field trip by bus to Vermont Institute of Natural Science. Hike the grounds, see cool rare birds such as hawks, vultures, ravens, owls, and bald eagles. Enjoy a live bird program with VINS trainers and ornithologists.

Lunch: Bag lunch on location at Vermont Institute of Natural Science.

Afternoon: More hiking and live bird programs. Wade in the river in late afternoon

Dinner: Dinner in hotel dining room.

Evening: Storytelling performance at hotel.

Lodging: Hotel Coolidge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Listed on the Natonal Register of Historic Places. Located in downtown White River Junction across from the New England Transportation Institute and Museum. What began in 1849 as Junction House, a railroad hotel providing overnight stays for travelers including President Calvin Coolidge and movie star Lillian Gish, the Hotel Coolidge has carried its 1920s flavor into the 21st century with dignity. It brings you yesterday's ambiance with today's amenities and a timeless sense of personalized, caring service - all in a comfortable atmosphere.

Contact info:
P.O.Box 515
White River Junction, VT 05001 USA
phone: 800-622-1124
web: www.hotelcoolidge.com

Room amenities: Rooms vary in the context of a country inn and all have their own character and decor. Cable TV, private bath, telephone.

Facility amenities: A gracious lobby, dining room and classrooms, gift shop.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Road Scholar Rate
Please contact hotel directly for availability and rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, August 13 - Children's drama activity Aquatic Ecosystem stud...
Note: Guided hike up Mt. Tom in Woodstock Wading in the river

Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room.

Morning: Children's drama rehearsal at hotel. Field trip to nearby river to study river life.

Lunch: Picnic lunch at Billings Farm and Museum.

Afternoon: Hike on Mt. Tom in Woodstock, Vermont. Late afternoon wade in the White River.

Dinner: Dinner in hotel dining room.

Evening: Nature program on moose at hotel.

Lodging: Hotel Coolidge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Listed on the Natonal Register of Historic Places. Located in downtown White River Junction across from the New England Transportation Institute and Museum. What began in 1849 as Junction House, a railroad hotel providing overnight stays for travelers including President Calvin Coolidge and movie star Lillian Gish, the Hotel Coolidge has carried its 1920s flavor into the 21st century with dignity. It brings you yesterday's ambiance with today's amenities and a timeless sense of personalized, caring service - all in a comfortable atmosphere.

Contact info:
P.O.Box 515
White River Junction, VT 05001 USA
phone: 800-622-1124
web: www.hotelcoolidge.com

Room amenities: Rooms vary in the context of a country inn and all have their own character and decor. Cable TV, private bath, telephone.

Facility amenities: A gracious lobby, dining room and classrooms, gift shop.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Road Scholar Rate
Please contact hotel directly for availability and rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, August 14 - Children's drama activity Montshire Museum Evenin...
Note: Tubing in the river, then rest of afternoon off

Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room.

Morning: Children drama activity in morning. Field trip to Montshire Museum of Science.

Lunch: Lunch in hotel dining room.

Afternoon: Tubing on the White River, then rest of afternoon off.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Evening: Nature program on bears at hotel.

Lodging: Hotel Coolidge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Listed on the Natonal Register of Historic Places. Located in downtown White River Junction across from the New England Transportation Institute and Museum. What began in 1849 as Junction House, a railroad hotel providing overnight stays for travelers including President Calvin Coolidge and movie star Lillian Gish, the Hotel Coolidge has carried its 1920s flavor into the 21st century with dignity. It brings you yesterday's ambiance with today's amenities and a timeless sense of personalized, caring service - all in a comfortable atmosphere.

Contact info:
P.O.Box 515
White River Junction, VT 05001 USA
phone: 800-622-1124
web: www.hotelcoolidge.com

Room amenities: Rooms vary in the context of a country inn and all have their own character and decor. Cable TV, private bath, telephone.

Facility amenities: A gracious lobby, dining room and classrooms, gift shop.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Road Scholar Rate
Please contact hotel directly for availability and rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, August 15 - Children's drama activity Canoe trip Cookout di...
Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room.

Morning: Children's drama rehearsal at hotel. Canoeing on the Connecticut River.

Lunch: Picnic lunch in park by river.

Afternoon: Finish canoeing.

Dinner: Evening cookout in picturesque meadow.

Lodging: Hotel Coolidge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, August 16 - Children's drama activity and performance for gra...
Note: Check out of hotel by 11am bag lunch provided

Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room.

Morning: Children's performance at hotel.

Lunch: Bag lunch served to take with you.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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White River Junction, Vermont
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Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
9 Field trips
11 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances

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